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This Month In USMC History
1 October 1997:
The first African-American female colonel in the Marine Corps was promoted to that rank during a ceremony at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Colonel Gilda A. Jackson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, made Marine Corps history when she achieved the rank of colonel. She was serving as Special Projects Officer, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing at the time of her promotion.

5 October 1775:
Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2d Continental Congress used the word "Marines" on one of the earliest known occasions, when it directed General George Washington to secure two vessels on "Continental risque and pay", and to give orders for the "proper encouragement to the Marines and seamen" to serve on the two armed ships.

6 October 1945:
Major General Keller E. Rockey, Commanding General, III Amphibious Corps, accepted the surrender of 50,000 Japanese troops in North China on behalf of the Chinese Nationalist government.

8 October 1889:
A force of 375 Marines under command of future Commandant George F. Elliott, attacked and captured the insurgent town of Novaleta, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and linked up with U.S. Army troops. There were 11 Marine casualties.

9 October 1917:
The 8th Marines was activated at Quantico, Virginia. Although the regiment would not see combat in Europe during World War I, the officers and enlisted men of the 8th Marines participated in operations against dissidents in Haiti for over five years during the 1920s. During World War II, the regiment was assigned to the 2d Marine Division and participated in combat operations on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa, and earned three Presidential Unit Citations.

11 October 1951:
A Marine battalion was flown by transport helicopters to a frontline combat position for the first time, when HMR-161 lifted the 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, and its equipment, during Operation Bumblebee, northeast of Yanggu, Korea.

19 October 1968:
Operation Maui Peak, a combined regimental-sized operation which began on 6 October, ended 11 miles northwest of An Hoa, Vietnam. More than 300 enemy were killed in the 13-day operation.

23 October 1983:
At 0622 an explosive-laden truck slammed into the BLT headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, where more than 300 men were billeted. The massive explosion collapsed the building in seconds, and took the lives of 241 Americans--including 220 Marines. This was the highest loss of life in a single day for Marines since D-Day on Iwo Jima in 1945.

28 October 1962:
An 11,000-man 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade left Camp Pendleton by sea for the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One week earlier, the entire 189,000-man Marine Corps had been put on alert and elements of the 1st and 2d Marine Divisions were sent to Guantanamo Bay to reinforce the defenders of the U.S. Naval Base. Other 2d Division units and squadrons from five Marine Aircraft Groups were deployed at Key West, Florida, or in Caribbean waters during the Cuban crisis.

31 October 1919:
A patrol of Marines and gendarmes, led by Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken, disguised themselves as Cacos and entered the headquarters of the Haitian Caco Leader, Charlemagne Peralte, killing the bandit chief, and dispersing his followers. Sergeant Hanneken and Corporal William R. Button were each awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Running Cadence


Way way back in the dawn of time
In the Valley of Death where the sun don't shine
A mighty fighting man was made
From an M-16 and a live grenade
He looked mighty big with his ALICE pack
He drove mighty mean with his Cadillac
This mighty fighting lean green machine
Goes by the title of a Recon Marine
Roll on your left
And roll your right
Roll on your left
We love to double time!

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I left the sky in the middle of the night
I hit the deck and I'm ready to fight.
A grease gun and Kabar by my side
These are the tools that make men die.

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Tarzan and Jane were swingin' from a vine,
Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine.
Jane missed the vine and down she fell,
When she hit the ground she let out a yell,
Ai-e-ai
mmm mmm
feels good
Ai-e-ai
mmm mmm
real good

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Tarzan and Cheetah were swingin' from a vine,
Sippin' from a bottle of vodka double wine.
Cheetah missed the vine and then he fell,
when he hit the ground he gave a little yell,
Ai-e-ai
mmm mmm
feels good
Ai-e-ai
mmm mmm
real good

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Here We Go
On the Run
One mile,
No good.
Two miles,
No way.
Three miles,
Orraaahhh
Feelin good
Orraaahhh

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Born in the woods
Raised by a bear
Double shot of dog teeth
Triple coat of hair
Two brass balls
And a cast iron rod
He's a bad mother jumper
He's a Marine by God
M - Mean as hell
A - All the time
R - Rough and tough
I - In the mud
N - Never quit
E - Every day

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Mama and papa were lying in bed
Mama rolled over and this is what she said
I want to live a life of danger
I want to be a mountain climber
I've gotta be a scuba diver

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In the middle of the night in the drizzle and rain,
I packed my chute and I ran to the plane.
Mission top secret there's a mission unknown,
We dont know if we're ever comin home.
Stand up buckled up shuffled to the door,
Jumped right out and shout MARINE CORPS!
If my chute don't open wide.
I've got another one by my side.
If that chute don't open round.
I'll be the first one on the ground.

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Lil yellow birdie with a lil yellow bil
Landed on my window sill
Lured him in with a lil piece a bread
Then I crushed his lil fucking head
Me oh my I am such a clutz
I missed his head and hit his nuts!

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Tell my mama not to cry
In the Marine Corps you will do or die.
Pin my wings upon my chest
Tell my girl I've done my best.
Place a Kabar in my hand.
I'll fight my way to the promised land.
Orraaahhh!
Blood and Guts
Everywhere
That's us
That's us
Lean and mean
U.S. Marine
Orraaahhh!
Orraaahhh!

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Back in 1775
My Marine Corps came alive
First there came the color blue,
to show the world that we are true
Next there came the color red,
to show the world the blood we shed
Finally there came the color green,
to show the world that we are mean

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Suzie said to me one day long ago,
Honey please don't join the Corps.
They like to do nothing but fuss and fight,
They look at women like they're high and tight.
They got poor table manners and they are so crude,
They got a board's sense of humor and they are so rude.
I said Suzie let me tell you what I'll do,
I'll join the Corps just for a year or two.
So I packed my trash and I headed for the plane,
I went to the place where they made Marines.
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Parris Island was the name of the place,
The first thing I saw was a Drill Instructors face.
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
He had razor creases and a Smoky Bear,
Mountain climbing privates everywhere
Suzie said it's me or the Corps,
I cant take this life anymore.
I looked at her with a big ol grin,
I haven't seen Suzie since I don't know when.
Oh Yeah
Take it
I got it

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My grandaddy was a horse Marine
He was born wearing green
He ate steaks eight inches thick
Picked his teeth with a swaggert stick

Kicking and a fighting and running all day
Grandaddy knew no other way
Busting out windows, kicking out doors
Trying to get even with the squids on the shore
Lived everyday of his life in the Corps
So they sent him off to war
Went to the Pacific to fight the Japanese
Got some shrapnel in the knees
Went to the country called Vietnam
To fight some people called the Viet Cong
Found himself in a firefight
Come back home in a medivac flight

Now grandaddy is sitting there
Marking time in a rocking chair


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Born in the woods,
Raised by a bear..
Double set of dog teeth,
Triple coat of hair..
Two Magazines,
In my M-16.
I'm a lean and mean
I'm a US Marine.

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C130 rolling down the strip
Recon daddy gonna take a little trip
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door
Jump right out and shout MARINE CORPS!

If my chute don't open wide
I've got another one by my side
If that one should fail me too
Look out ground, I'm coming after you

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Born on a mountain top raised by a bear,
Got two sets of teeth and a full coat of hair.
See us coming better run better hide,
Cause well hunt you down and eat you alive.
Slit your throat and wipe it clean,
We're mean Motherfuckers we're US Marines.
Well spit on your graves and laugh out loud,
Wear medals on our chest and feel damn proud.
Fighting and killing that's our job,
So we earned the name Devil Dogs
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Parris Island
San Diego
Marine Corps

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I don't know but I've been told
Recon Marines are mighty bold
You see us coming, better step aside
The last ones didn't and the last ones died

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Every where we go,
People wanna know.
Who we are,
So we tell them,
Were the boys from DI School you here so much about,
Mamas take their daughters in whenever we go out.
Feels Good
Sounds Good
Ah Ah
You can take one look at us and see were motivated
You can take one look at us you know were dedicated.

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I've got a story that's never been told
About a recon Marine that was brave and bold
He jumped from the sky in the middle of the night
When he hit the ground he was ready to fight
Hookin' and a jabbin'
Stickin' and a stabbin'
Killin him some commies

Grease gun and Kabar by his side
These are the tools that make men die
Hookin' and a jabbin'
Stickin' and a stabbin'
Killin him some commies

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I used to sit at home all day,
Letting my life a waste away.
Then one day a man in blue,
Said son I got a job for you,
There's travel and adventure and loads of fun,
And well even teach you how to shoot a gun.
There's room and board and a plate of food,
And a brand new tailored business suit.
I used to drive a Bonneville,
Now all I do is run up a hill.
I used to drive a Chevrolet,
Now all I do is sleep in the hay.
I used to drive a Cadillac,
Now all I do is hump a pack.

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Mamma told Johnny not to go downtown
The Marine Corps recruiter was hanging around
Johnny went downtown anyway
To see what the recruiter had to say
Recruiter asked Johnny what he wanted to be
Johnny said I want to join the infantry

Johnny caught a plane out to Vietnam
There, he fought the Viet-Cong
Many he killed by knife and blade
God only knows how many lives he saved
Well Johnny was bold and Johnny was brave
Johnny jumped on a hand grenade
Saved the lives of the men he lead
But before he died, this is what he said
Mamma, Mamma, don't you cry
The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fi!

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Navy, Navy, I'm in doubt
Why your belly's are sticking out
Is it whiskey or is it wine?
Or is it lack of PT time?
Join up
Roll with us
1 mile
no good
2 miles
no good
3 miles
getting better
4 miles
breaking sweat
5 miles
breathing harder
6 miles
girl scouts
7 miles
boy scouts
8 miles
now we're talking
9 miles
almost there
10 miles
Marine Corps!
Ooh Rah!
Oh Yea!
Lo Right a Leaft
Left Right Right your Lefty Right your Left.
Left Right your Left
Lefty Right your Left
Left Right your Leaft.
Lefty Righty Lo

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Through all my pain and all my strife,
My purpose remains to take human life,
My job is not to question why,
I simply kill or I will die,
Husband mother daughter or child,
To me your death is merely mild,
Doesn't matter what I figure,
I'll zero in and pull the trigger,
Then I'll laugh and beg for more,
While your body's a rotting pile of gore,
There's thousands of others just like me,
We call ourselves US Marines!

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Heavy on the left foot
Motivated Left foot
Oh Yeah
Ain't no use in lookin down
There ain't no discharge on the ground.
There ain't no use in lookin back,
A jodys got your Cadillac.
There ain't no use in feelin blue,
A jodies got your lady too.
Oh yeah
Ah Ha Not for long
Not for long
No way
I'm comin
I'm comin
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh yeah
Feelin Good
Feelin Bad
Ah Ha
Ah Ha
Here we Go
Here we Go
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah

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Mama, mama cant you see.
what this CORPS has done for me.
Put me in a barbers chair,
snip, snap and I had no hair.
If I die in a combat zone,
box me up and ship me home.
Put me in a set of dress blues.
Comb my hair and shine my shoes.
Pin my medals upon my chest.
Tell my mama I did my best.
Mama mama, dont you cry.
Marine corps motto is do or die.
Say left right left.

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Oh there's a place where Marines are made,
Yelling and a runnin day to day.
Mean DI's makin fighting machines,
They take boys and make them mean.
Get up in the morning in the drizzle and rain,
Run all day till you feel the pain.
This is the place that God forgot,
Sand is deep and the sun is hot.
It's as fierce as your Drill Instructors face,
Parris Island is the name of this place
Orraaahhh
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Parris Island
Marine Corps
Here we go
Here we go
Orraaahhh

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A little bird with a little beak
Landed on my toilet seat
I pushed him in and flushed him down
Then i watched him swirl around

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Mad Dog
Mad Dog
Mad Dog
Oh Yeah
M
D
Mad Dog
That's a me
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
My Grand mama was 92
She used to PT like me and you.
My grand mama was 96,
She did PT just for kicks.
My grand mama was 107,
Well the poor girl died and went to heaven.
My grand mama was 108,
She went side straddle hoppin through the pearly gates.
My grand mama was 109,
She had St. Peter doubling time.


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Late last night it was drizzilin rain,
Lyin' in my bed I was feelin no pain.
I heard a ringing in my head,
It was the telephone so I jumped from my bed.
I tripped, stummbled,and said hello,
My first Sergeant said it was time to go.
Got to the company hungry as can be,
My platoon SGT handed me an MRE.
Chute on my back destination unknown,
C-130,it began to groan.
Jumpmaster said now dont you know,
Stand up Marine its time to go.
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door,
Jump right out and shout "MARINE CORPS!"
As I drifted to the ground,
I began to look around.
Lights were shining up at me,
Were,O'Where could I be.
Jumpmaster,he had missed his spot,
This LZ was mighty hot.
Shake,fries, and a Big Mack to go,
We landed at McDonalds dont you know!

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Lo Right your Leaft
Left Right your Leaft
Here we go
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
PT
PT
Good for you
Good for me
Make it hurt
Make it hurt
Feel the pain
In your head
In your back
In your bones
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Here we go.

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talkin' to my daddy on his dying bed
with a smile on his face this is what he said
when i came out of my mothers womb
found myself in the delivery room
all bloody and wet i reppelled to the floor
cut the umbilical cord
crawled to the door cruised the ward
i was looking good, baby little marine like i should
humvee stroller tricycle tank
had 3 diaper pens on my collar 4 rank
down the hall i heard some crying
like heck walked right in called attention on deck!
i said listen up wimps im in command
all your crying and sniveling i will not stand
they said aye aye sir and i had it made
i was commanding officer of the baby brigade!!!
semper fi do or die hold 'em high at 8th and I
hoorah
hoorah!

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Navy Navy I'm in doubt
Why your bellies are sticking out.
Is it whiskey or is it wine,
Or is it lack of PT time.
Join us
Roll with us
Orraaahhh

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One mile,
No good.
Two mile,
No good
Three mile,
Gettin better.
Gettin better

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Every where we go -
People want to know -
Who we are -
So, we tell them -
We're the one's from (unit name) you've heard so much about! -
We're motivated, dedicated whenever we go out! -
People say we're crazy for the crazy things we do! -
We're the one's from (unit name) so who the hell are you!

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Back in 1775
My Marine Corps came alive
First there came the color gold
To show the world that we are bold
Then there came the color red
To show the world the blood we shed
Then there came the color green
To show the world that we are mean
Then there came the color blue
To show the world that we are true
Oh yeah
Marine Corps
Your corps
My corps

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Pain
Where you at
Pain
In my thigh
Pain
In my chest
Pain
Go away
Go away
We don't need ya
We don't want ya
No way
Jose
No way
No way

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Paint my face black and green,
You wont see me I'm a Recon Marine
I slipped and slithered in through the night
You wont see me till I'm ready to fight.
You'll run in the bushes you'll try to hide,
That's why you are sure to die.
You wont see me till it's too late,
A flash of my blade will be your fate.
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah


Marine Of The Month


Lance Cpl. James M. Gluff







20, of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 19 in Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.







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